Celebrating the Launch of ChineseSHARE

Community leaders, supporters, and the SHARE team gathered last month at the Golden Unicorn in Manhattan’s Chinatown to celebrate the launch of ChineseSHARE! This festive event marked the official inauguration of SHARE’s newest language-based initiative that will support New York City’s large Chinese population, as well as Chinese-speaking women and families nationwide.

Staff Member Profile: Lashana Thomas, Director of Conferences and Events

Lashana Thomas joined the SHARE team as a staff member in August 2022, but had already become acquainted with SHARE as a consultant on the 2022 “Getting Our Fair SHARE” conference. We are thrilled that she has joined us in the newly created position of Director of Conferences and Special Events, and look forward to working with her on the 2023 conference and the workstream, as well as next September’s gala.

SHARE Celebrates Women’s History Month with a Look-back on LatinaSHARE

Happy Women’s History Month - and International Women’s Day - from all of us at SHARE! At SHARE, we focus on the needs of women every month, but this March we are delighted to spotlight the history and impact of one of our core programs - LatinaSHARE. Launched nearly three decades ago by Alex Colon, LatinaSHARE has become a vibrant community of thousands of Spanish-speaking women dedicated to providing support, awareness, and hope.

SHARE on the Frontlines: Meet Lucero and Her Work with LatinaSHARE

SHARE’s LatinaSHARE Outreach Ambassadors reach 30,000 people each year in their own communities with life-saving information in Spanish about signs, symptoms, risk factors, screening and treatment options. In neighborhoods throughout New York City, women and families are able to learn about breast, metastatic breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer - at health fairs, churches, food pantries, senior centers, consulates, and schools.

Spotlight On: SHARE’s Support Groups

We interviewed three of SHARE's support group participants to share their stories and spread awareness of our free resources, which are open to anyone and everyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Interested in joining a support group? Find one that works for you here.

Celebrating Juneteenth at SHARE

Tia, SHARE's Director of AfroSHARE/Black Women's Outreach, talks about the presence SHARE had at the Juneteenth Freedom Festival run by NYC Mayor Eric Adams last month, and why it's important for Black women to see this representation and have access to our resources at these historic events.

Celebrating International Women’s Month at SHARE

"I've worked for women's cancer nonprofits for over 25 years and through my position as director of SHARE's uterine/endometrial cancer program, I've been so grateful to continue my work in this area. We started the SHARE uterine program two years ago and it's been very gratifying to provide much-needed support and information to women affected by uterine cancer who didn't have many resources in the past.

Ambassador Spotlight: Rose John

Tell us about your cancer experience 

I was first diagnosed with cancer when I was 44 years old. I was a single mother of 2 boys, 14 and 18. At that time all I knew about cancer was that people died from this disease. I really did not know my family history with cancer, because we never ever talked about family illnesses or who died from what.

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